Malawi Players, Officials Test Positive for Covid-19

Two Malawi National Football team players have tested postive for coronavirus, the country’s football association has announced.

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) added that two officials also tested global health pandemic.

The association did not give further details.

It, however, said that the four were asymptomatic and have gone into isolation.

Gomezgani Zakazaka, FAM Competitions and Media Director, said they are expected to be able to report for national duty once they test negative 10 days from the day when they tested positive in line with the National MoH guidelines on Covid-19.

“As we embark on this critical journey of football restart, we wish to advise that safety of all concerned is our utmost priority and we will do everything possible to enforce strict health and sanity measures during football gatherings,” said Zakazaka.

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According to Zakazaka, FAM medical team screened selected Flames players, officials and members of staff who directly provide services to the Flames when in camp.

Last Friday, Flames Coach Meke Mwase released his squad for camp training in preparation for the forthcoming international assignments, mainly the COSAFA Senior nr Challenge Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

The COSAFA tournament is scheduled to take place in Durban, South Africa in October. In November, the Flames will play against Burkina Faso in the Afcon.

The national team has started camping on Monday 21st September 2020 at the Mpira Village in Blantyre.

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Flames Coach Meck Mwase has named his squad ahead of expected assignments during the FIFA window between 5-13 October.

The Flames will be preparing for match Day 3 and 4 of 2022 AFCON Qualifers against Burkina FASO in November.

The local based players will go in camp on Monday at the Mpira Village in Blantyre.

FAM will next week confirm whether the Flames will participate at the COSAFA Championship or play friendly matches in October.

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